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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Amazon App Store Comes On Tuesday

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android News" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011...-store-tuesday/

"Retail giant Amazon is preparing to launch its own app store on the Android platform on Tuesday, March 22, a trusted source told Wired.com. First leaked in September, Amazon’s Android app store will be a curated market, meaning Amazon reviewers will determine which apps are allowed inside, similar to Apple’s iTunes App Store. That’s a contrast to Google’s “anything goes” policy for apps that appear in the Android Marketplace."

Curated marketplace is an interesting concept for Android, and I'm curious to see if this is flocked to by users looking for "better" apps. Although I suspect survival of the fittest works well in the normal Marketplace. An interesting experiment set to launch by Amazon this week.


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